The ‘Mirror Mirror’ actress shares with us her beauty rituals and skincare secrets. (Plus the best beauty tip her mother ever gave her).
Morning skincare routine: When I wake up, I splash cold water on my face for a burst of freshness. After a workout at the gym and a shower I wash my face with a gentle exfoliating cleanser and I apply the Lancome Hydra Zen moisturising cream, because my skin is rather dry.
Nighttime skincare regime: In the evening, I remove my make-up with face wipes and I rinse my face with the same exfoliating gel that I use in the morning. Then, I put on a generous dose of cream!
Makeup must haves: I keep it very simple: a little concealer on red areas, a very light translucent compact powder, mascara, a little blush on my cheeks, which I apply with the brush, a touch of highlighter under my brows and some eyebrow gel. My lips are naturally very red, so I generally dab on some nude lipstick with my fingertips, just to soften their natural colour. During the day, I almost never need touch-ups. I’m always putting lip balm on and I apply some powder if my skin is shiny.
Beauty faves: I have a lot of fragrances, because I change them frequently. I’m also somewhat of an expert when it comes to hand creams. I have tons of them. Once I find a moisturising cream and cleansing gel that suit me, I won’t use anything else.
How she does her brows: I’ve never waxed them, but when I was younger, I was a little embarrassed by them and I tried to groom them myself with tweezers once or twice. I remember, one evening, I had just spent two hours in the bathroom shaping them with tweezers. Then, when I became a teenager, I learned to like them. For years, I went to a beautician in Los Angeles, who slightly reshaped them, but now I know how to take care of them on my own. However, I would be incapable of drawing them in with a pencil. I just groom them with a little gel.
Best beauty tip she ever received: My mother always told me that it’s the odd little things that make you different and allow you to stand out. I think it’s all based on this. Keeping this in mind really helps you to be more at ease. And during the shooting of Mirror Mirror, my make-up artist never stopped telling me to stay out of the sun. I followed what she said.
What’s in her bag: I love big handbags, but the problem is that you put so many things inside! In short, I always have my phone, earphones, wallet, lip balm, a tube of hand cream, a hand sanitiser, a bottle of stevia (a natural sweetener) for my tea, mints, a notepad and a pencil (habits from being a journalist), my compact powder and a small concealer stick.
Keeping skin good when flying: I drink a lot of water. And I put on a lot of hand cream and lip balm. However, I don’t remove my make-up and I skip my face moisturiser.
Go-to red carpet look: I always keep my skin natural. Self-tanners are not for me. Sometimes we apply some white on my inner eyelid rim to make my eyes stand out. I always put lots of mascara on. Then, we either focus on my lips or my eyes.